“Rethinking Animal Comparison” Working Group (January 5-7, 2024)

Co-organized by me and Samantha Pergadia.

Brief Description

What does it mean to be treated like an animal? This working group builds on recent studies of racialized dehumanization and of animality as a resource for minoritarian critique, resistance, and creation to synthesize and generate new theories of human-animal comparison across race and ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, feminist science and technology studies, and literary history.


  • Akash Belsare (English and Modern Languages, University of Illinois Springfield)
  • Jeremy Chow (English, Bucknell University)
  • Alex Creighton (Rhetoric, UC Berkeley)
  • Megan Glick (American Studies, Science and Society, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Wesleyan University)
  • John MacNeill Miller (English, Allegheny College)
  • Samantha Pergadia (English, Southern Methodist University)
  • Raj Reddy (Animal Law Program, Lewis & Clark Law School)
  • Gabriel Rosenberg (Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies and History, Duke University)
  • Rasheed Tazudeen (English, Yale University)
  • Arthur Wang (Communication, UPenn)